The Pininfarina Battista is an electric hypercar manufactured by Automobili Pininfarina GmbH which is headquartered in Munich, Germany with roots in the Italian car design firm and coachbuilder Pininfarina SpA. The name Battista is a tribute to Pininfarina's founder Battista Farina. The car was publicly unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
- Text originally from the Pininfarina Battista's Wikipedia page.
The Battista is powered by a 120 kWh battery pack supplied by Rimac Automobili. The car has four individual motors placed at each wheel and they have a combined power output of 1,400 kW (1,903 PS; 1,877 hp) and 2,300 N⋅m (1,696 lb⋅ft) of torque. The Battista shares 40–50% of the pure technical components of the Rimac C Two.
The car has a carbon-fibre monocoque chassis with aluminium crash absorbers at the front and the rear and most of the body panels are also built from the same material in order to keep the weight low. The car has 21-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.
The adjustable suspension system of the car will be tuned for maximum road comfort. The car has five driving modes all of which alter the power generated by the powertrain. The car features carbon ceramic brake discs measuring 390 mm (15 in) at the front and rear and equipped with six piston calipers front and aft. The active rear wing acts as an airbrake to improve stopping power.
The interior of the car is customisable according the customer's specification. A carbon steering wheel is flanked by two large screens on either side, displaying vital data to the driver. The interior is upholstered in leather. The car is claimed by the manufacturer to generate cabin driving sound using acoustics.
The battery pack is T-shaped and is placed as such that it lies in the central tunnel and behind the seats. Once fully charged, the battery pack allows the car to have a range of 451 km (280 miles). The Battista is claimed to accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in about 2 seconds, 0–299 km/h (0–186 mph) in 12 seconds and has a claimed top speed in excess of 349 km/h (217 mph).
The Pininfarina Battista was added in the King of the Fall Update as a high (now mid) Class S car with the following rank statistics:
- Starting rank: 3,122 ( 60)
- rank: 3,308
- rank: 3,527 ( 25)
- rank: 3,761 ( 35)
- rank: 4,002 ( 46)
- rank: 4,280 ( 58)
- rank: 4,550 ( 76)
The Pininfarina Battista is the 2nd fastest accelerating car in the game (only slower than the Aspark Owl) with decent handling, drifting, and nitro efficiency. However, its low top speed for its tier and placement prevents it from being a competitive option.
- Main article: Pininfarina Battista (Special Event)
The Pininfarina Battista Special Event was launched on November 1, 2019 and lasted until December 2, 2019. Players were given 31 days to complete the 26 stage event.
Following the special event in the iOS/Android/Windows versions, the Battista's special event was reportedly announced to be skipped for the Nintendo Switch version of the game. Additionally, the car's blueprints have not been seen in any blueprint packs (regular or time-limited) in any versions of the game.
- Main article: Pininfarina Battista Black Friday (Special Event)
With its debut in Asphalt 8: Airborne's 2021 Halloween Festival, the Pininfarina Battista was featured in the Black Friday Season Pass during the Electric Season Update. The event's Legend Pass gives the 60 bluperints required to unlock the car. It is also featured in Black Friday Special Event.
Commonly known as the "Pininfarina Battista", the Automobili Pininfarina Battista debuted in the Eighth Anniversary Update during the Halloween period. The version of the Battista in Asphalt 8 is the "Anniversario" package; this includes custom rims for the wheels, a set of aerodynamic enhancements called the "Furiosa Package", and custom Pininfarina livery (blue, grey and white paint).
The Battista was originally announced before the 2019 Holiday Update. The Battista's Kit Cards have been displayed in the Wild Cards tutorial since the Wild Cards Update. The design of the Battista's Kit Cards was changed early on to reflect the new Anniversario version that is being used instead of the base model. The Battista's upgrades discount coupon has always displayed the Anniversario version.
It appears as a high Class S Car with the following stats:
The Pininfarina Battista is a hybrid Festival car. As such, its performance with partial upgrades is decent in comparison to standard Festival cars, albeit not as good as some of the Legacy cars. At full-PRO, the Battista has an excellent total top speed (with average raw top speed), excellent acceleration (especially in the second stage), mediocre handling, decent drifting, and very good nitro efficiency.
The Battista is notable for having a very strong "speed recovery", which is essentially the second half of acceleration from around 250 km/h to 500 km/h (whereas the first half would be from around 0 km/h to 250 km/h). The Battista's first half of acceleration is notably slower. At launch, the Battista often accelerates slower than cars like the Lamborghini Centenario, but then it overtakes them upon reaching its second stage of acceleration (with the exception of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, which is usually faster overall).
The Battista's handling has been altered on two occasions. The first time was shortly after its debut in the Eighth Anniversary Update (Halloween), after players had reported that the car tended to lose control. The second time was in the 2022 Easter Patch (during the 2022 Lunar New Year Update; originally announced in the patch notes of the 2021 Christmas Update); at that point, Gameloft claimed that the handling was less responsive and not what they had originally intended. After the second handling adjustment, the Battista's steering capacity and responsiveness have been noticeably improved. At the same time, the Battista has become more prone to skidding. Furthermore, the Battista's acceleration has been decreased at the same time to a slight degree. The other performance aspects of the Battista have not changed, such as nitro efficiency.
Overall, the Battista is considered to be one of the best cars in the game, competing with the Lamborghini Centenario, Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, Koenigsegg Jesko, Bugatti Bolide, and Lamborghini Sian FKP 37, etc. The overall performance of the Battista can be described as a straight upgrade to the Rimac C_Two, which is located nearby in the Garage.
The Battista is favoured as the "starter car" (accelerator) in Gauntlet mode for tracks with bumps or slopes at the beginning, most notably Sector 8 Forward, Tenerife: Dragon Tree & Cloud Nine, and French Guiana Reverse. The Battista is also useful for intermediate sections of tracks, such as the lab area in Area 51 (position 2 for Route 375-1 or position 3 for Classified; the Battista is less useful going in the other direction, i.e. in The Secret Lab and Test Site: Omega). The Battista is also useful at the end of Sector 8 Reverse (position 4). There are also various other areas of other tracks where the Battista has notable usage.
The Battista is excellent for various tracks in Time-Limited Events. The Battista is especially very good for various "Sprints" in the Sprint Tournament TLEs, where its powerful acceleration characteristics can be crucial.
The Battista is excellent for Multiplayer, whether at full-PRO or with partial upgrades.
Price & availability
The Pininfarina Battista is obtainable by reaching Tier 8 in its Festival.